On a nice sunny Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Ravi, Sundar and myself set out in a gas guzzling Chevy Impala to Rodeo beach in the Marine county, slightly ahead of San Francisco, off 101 highway. Why Rodeo beach? Because I had seen the photographs of the haystack in the beach and I wanted to click them. We followed this route which was definitely better than driving just on 101. We grabbed few beers in one of the wine stores in SFO. I have this inexplicable excitement when I drive on Golden Gate and this time was no exception. We had to pass through a single lane tunnel which has a 5min long stop at each end. The beach has got free parking and clean toilet but there's not a single store around to get even the basics like water. There are hiking and biking trails that lead to some beautiful inaccessible beaches, we took the hiking trail before treading on Rodeo beach. We walked for a while, settled down close to a cliff off the trail and finished 3 large cans of beers accompanied by yummy koDubaLe and ChintamaNi style peanuts.
After beers, we came back to Rodeo beach and I waiting for the sun to go down to shoot haystack. The genius in me suggested the team to walk barefooted on the sand and am thankful to them for not having killed me for that idea...for our feet we felt was cut open and burnt at the same time due to cold and coarse gravel. I had to wait for a while before I could shoot the haystack since I didn't have the GND filter and I so wished I had one at that moment. So finally the sun was down and I could shoot the haystack the way I had seen and here are the results.